Laura Gunter, Region 8 News

Laura Gunter

Region 8 News

Jonesboro, AR, United States

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Past articles by Laura:

Firefighters fight for community’s children with program

JFD Fire Marshal Jason Wills said they’ve seen an increase in multiple cases where a juvenile or a child caused a fire that cost the family their home, and in some cases, severe burns to the child. → Read More

Good Samaritan rescues dog nearly hanging by highway overpass in Missouri

The dog's owner says he hopes the nearby surveillance and highway cameras nearby will reveal how this happened. → Read More

Oversight Integrity Council meets for first time, exchanges ideas

The council comprised of nine members got together for the first time to go over such things as rules and regulations, proper procedures, funding issues and how they can best serve the city. → Read More

Crews work to restore power

“We’ve got 30 transmission poles down in three different locations. So, we’ve got sister utilities coming in. Crews from Craighead Electric, Paragould, North Little Rock and multiple contractors coming,” CWL Senior Engineer Grant McDaniel said. → Read More

Jonesboro police K9 team visits daycare kids

Kids at a local daycare are busy learning about their A, B, and C’s, their 1,2,3’s and K9 officer Rico. → Read More

Church members are praying for clothing donations

The fourth annual Brookland United Methodist Church Clothing Giveaway is around the corner. → Read More

Neighbors form human chain to protect migrant from ICE raid in Tenn.

The father reportedly entered the country illegally, so the ICE agents were tasked with bringing him into custody. When neighbors heard what was going on, they came to assist. → Read More

Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

The first two new Toys R Us stores will open in Texas and the other in New Jersey. → Read More

Trumann Fire Department getting lifesaving equipment

Trumann Fire Department will receive gran bin rescue tubes and training. → Read More

JPD K9 officer visits, teaches children about dog training, agility

“We want to build a strong bond with our youth,” Smith said. “We want them to feel free to approach us when they need our assistance.” → Read More

Donations from two organizations will keep people from going hungry

The Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas got some much needed help from not one, but two organizations. → Read More

Cooking matters at the store

What items you choose from the price, to the amount and down to the brand will make a difference in your body and your pocketbook. → Read More

Decades old pumper truck gets replaced, new turnout gear for firefighters added

"The safety of these guys out fighting fires and out on the highways when they’re working wrecks should be our number one priority," Mayor Kenneth Jones said. → Read More

Northeast Arkansas students are assembling their future

These young adults visited a number of different industries and businesses in and around Jackson County. → Read More

Summer camp opens doors, minds for future programmers

“The summer camp can open doors for students,” Gilbert said. “It can expose them to concepts not learned in the classroom and provide them with opportunities.” → Read More

Community gathers to celebrate three outstanding officers

Three Jonesboro Police officers receive promotions. → Read More

Mural springs up in community garden

Kids from the MicroSociety Magnet School spent their morning painting a mural in the Westend Community Garden in Jonesboro. → Read More

Boy burned while handling lime juice because of skin condition

For those who have phytophotodermatitis, handling lime or any citrus juice - and then exposing that skin to the sun will cause burns, sometimes severe one. → Read More

WATCH: Pack of dog-like robots pulls delivery truck

Boston Dynamics says the SpotMini will be available soon for a variety of applications. → Read More

Dick Clay scholarship presented

The first-ever Dick Clay scholarship was presented to winner Clayton Holderfield. → Read More